Recent Data Breaches and Threats – July 2018

Recent Data Breaches and Threats – July 2018

 

There have been a number of threats recently which you may have heard about in the press. We have detailed a few of these below:

  • Clipboard hijacking malware

A clipboard hijacking malware sample has recently been discovered which monitors over 2.3 million cryptocurrency addresses. The malware scans Windows Clipboard for cryptocurrency addresses, switching legitimate ones for addresses owned by the attacker.

  • Fastbookings vulnerability

Hotel booking provider Fastbookings discovered that a vulnerability in a web application hosted on its server had been exploited. Malware had then been installed which had been used to steal the personal details of guests from up to 4,000 hotels in 100 different countries.

  • Ticketmaster UK attacked

On 23rd Jun, Ticketmaster UK reported that malicious software had been found on a customer support product used by one of their external third-party suppliers. The data which was compromised could include customers’ personal and payment details.  Ticketmaster has stated that less than 5% of its customers were affected but they have contacted customers with a forced password reset as a precautionary measure.

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) post Threat Reports weekly on their website and Twitter account. We often share these on our Twitter account too so be sure to follow us by clicking here >

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